It's not too bad being 25 years old ;p

Saturday, July 4, 2015

I remember when I was younger, I always got very excited for my birthday. It was something that I always waited for the whole year, thinking of what gifts I would get. I didn't have much worry back then.

As for now, being in my twenties, birthdays are something that I want to avoid, haha....

Yesterday happened to be my 25th birthday and Stef was going to take me out. As it was a special occasion, I wanted to look extra by having my teeth whitened. While I was researching, I stumbled across these whitening strips called 'Pearly Whites.'

They are voted as Australia’s most popular at home teeth whitening brand, using natural ingredients such as charcoal and coconut oil with a gentle whitening agent. Honestly, these whitening strips are perfect for my sensitive teeth!! 

They are easy to use and no mess, I can literally stick them on whilst getting ready for my birthday and they don't cause teeth sensitivity.

Back to my 25th birthday, it turned out to be the best birthday I've ever had! Special thanks to my wonderful man, Stefane, he's been treating me like a little spoiled princess.. haha.... Also, to all my amazing friends, family and everyone who's been making my birthday special! I am definitely feeling the love and I am so grateful for all of you! :D

Duda, my friend from Brazil, made a drawing for me! Thank you Duda, you are amazing and very talented!

One of my friends, Olivia, brought me lunch. Not only did she cook a chicken congee with fish crackers, she also got me a bowl of diced rockmelon. How thoughtful is she? Terima kasih Olivia :)

People from my work also been really nice to me today. They prepared a blueberry cheesecake for my birthday. One of my customer, Mary, got me a bouquet of flower. My best friend, Kadri, got me a box filled with goodies from LUSH! You guys know how much I LOVE LUSH ;P

I actually tried the scrub and the body butter and am liking it!! Thanks Kadri, you know me so well. Happy skin, happy me :)

I also got a new dress from Kookai that I picked up today after work. Lucky me, they were having a 70% off sale and I bought a grey dress that was originally priced at $120 for only $36. For those who are not familiar with Kookai, it is one of the nicer clothing boutiques in Sydney, they sell mostly basic pieces without much of patterns but at hefty price. There are a couple of things that annoy me about Kookai though; they only have 2 sizes at most for their tops and dresses. They usually come in either one size or size '1' and '2'. If you are xs-s you can go with size 1 and for m-l can go with size 2. But seriously? How can you classify millions of body types into 2 sizes!? It is discrimination, guys!

Another thing is its price-tag, sometimes I just can't justify paying $50-100 for basic pieces. Okay, you can say that the quality is amazing and blah blah, but as for me I will never buy their stuff at full price! Call me cheap or whatever but I prefer to call myself a smart shopper haha... I am planning to wear this new dress tonight for my romantic dinner with Stef.

Another good thing is that I finally have enough points to apply for my Permanent Residence visa. This is because the Australian government gave more points to those who are 25-30 years old.

I also will get my new phone soon, within 3 business days! :) My boyfriend, Stefane, has successfully convinced me to stop being an Apple follower and try Samsung Galaxy S6. I will let you know how I like or hate it! I ordered the blue one and I cannot wait to play with it and take amazing photos during my coming trip :) Stay tuned for this!

At night, Stefane took me out to have dinner in Darling Harbour. We had our pre-drinks at 'Taste Baguette and Grill' in Darling Quarters.

We then went to 'Meat and Wine Co.' in Darling Harbour. I have been DYING to try their steak for ages but never got the chance and last night we finally did it! The food was unbelievably amazing! The service was impeccable and we couldn't be happier. (I will do a more in-depth review on a separate post soon) :)

We ended the night by strolling around Darling Harbour watching people ice-skating. It was such a beautiful day and night. Once again thank you for everyone who wished me happy birthday, it means a lot to me that you guys remember my birthday! It made me feel so special.